Your attic space is the key to a healthy and functional roof. It can tell you everything about your home’s ventilation, as well as offer guidance for any needed repairs.
If your attic is not well ventilated, you’ll notice things like your air conditioner working harder than usual, dew and moisture in your attic, as well as mold and mildew growth.
A well-ventilated attic is essential for the optimum functioning of your roofing system and home, and it also benefits the comfortability of your home if your attic is in working condition.
Think your attic ventilation is not up to scratch? Here are a few ways that you can improve the ventilation in your attic:
Soffit vents are known as intake vents. These awesome devices help regulate air movement in your roof and attic by allowing the fresh, clean from outside to enter your home.
As the name describes, the vents are fitted into the soffits of your roofing system. These vents come in many shapes and sizes; the size of your soffit will determine the type of vent that you can install.
Rectangular vents are the most common type of soffit vent. You can place these on different spots to allow air ventilation from multiple directions, especially if you have a long roofline that makes it difficult for one rectangular vent to cover the entire area.
Roof vents fall into the category of exhaust vents. Exhaust vents regulate the airflow in your attic by allowing hot air to escape through the vent.
These vents are typically installed close to your roofing edge. They are often found as a spherical model with lightweight fan blades. Homeowners tend not to be a fan of their appearance; however, they are excellent at ridding your home of hot, stuffy air.
Skylights are a beautiful addition to any roofing system. Not only do they increase natural light in your home, but they also assist with keeping your attic well ventilated.
To combat the dark and dingy feeling of your attic, you can install skylights or windows. It’s important to note that these will need a professional roofer to install them since they are prone to leakages.
For more information on how to keep your attic well ventilated, give BulletROOF a call today!